Wrongful Death Lawsuit Following Car Accident
The family of actor Paul Walker has filed two actions related to the actor’s tragic death in November 2013. Meadow Walker filed a car accident wrongful death lawsuit alleging design flaws in the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT caused it to burst into flames when it crashed in Santa Clarita, California. Her lawsuit also alleges the vehicle was not designed to protect the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a crash. The Fast and Furious star was a passenger in the Porsche, which was traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph at the time of the crash according to police reports.
Porsche has responded to Walker’s car accident wrongful death lawsuit alleging the Carrera GT was “misused and improperly maintained” and that the speed of the vehicle at the time of the accident contributed to the death of the actor. Family, friends, and fans of the actor are upset that the company would suggest the actor played a role in his death.
The second car accident wrongful death lawsuit filed in response to Walker’s death was filed by his father as executor of his son’s estate. Walker’s father is alleging the Porsche Carrera GT did not have safety features such as side-door reinforcements, stability control system, and a breakaway fuel line that could have prevented his son’s death in the vehicle crash. A car accident wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by another family member; however, this time, only Paul Walker’s father and daughter have sued Porsche for wrongdoing in the actor’s death.
Filing a Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida
Car accidents in Florida result in fatalities every day. Wrongful deaths occur in motor vehicle accidents as well as other personal injury accidents. When a party is responsible for the death of another person in a vehicle accident or other incident, Florida’s wrongful death laws provide a legal remedy for the family.
Under our wrongful death laws, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the death of your loved one. Reimbursement for medical bills, funeral expenses, and other out-of-pocket expenses in addition to compensation for lost wages, loss of companionship, mental anguish, and emotional suffering are examples of damages you may be entitled to receive in a car accident wrongful death lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances and facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for additional damages.
Proving fault in a car accident wrongful death lawsuit can be complex; therefore, you need an experienced Boca Raton wrongful death attorney to represent you and your family. Our wrongful death lawyers have the extensive experience, knowledge, skills, and resources you need in an attorney to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida.
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Car Accident?
The wrongful death lawyers of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. want to help you seek justice for your loved one. Through a car accident wrongful death lawsuit, we can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for the reckless, careless, and/or negligent action that resulted in your loved one’s death. No amount of money will ease your grief or bring back your loved one; however, a financial award can help provide for your family’s needs and send a warning to others that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
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